Coastguard gets out and about for Summer Lottery

Coastguard’s annual Summer Lottery is underway and coming to a town near you. One of the main prizes, a highly sought after Haines Hunter SF485 Sport Fisherman boat will tour the country from November to February as Coastguard raises awareness of its charitable work in the community.

The Coastguard Summer Lottery launched on November 21, 2014 and will continue through until February 2015. It is one of the main fundraisers for Coastguard units nationwide and the only Coastguard lottery where the prizes are proudly showcased. Three boats, two in the North Island and one in the South, will be displayed at each event, encouraging members of the public to support Coastguard by buying a ticket.

Tickets will be available at many local Coastguard units from November 21 to February 12, and can also be purchased from wherever a Lottery Prize Boat is displayed.

The Coastguard Summer Lottery is a great way to support Coastguard units nationwide, who volunteer to save lives and enhance the safety of all New Zealanders participating in boating and water activities.

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For more information contact:

Monique Caddy
National Communications Manager
Coastguard New Zealand
M: 021 420 653
E: monique.caddy@coastguard.co.nz

About Coastguard New Zealand:
Coastguard is the charity that provides New Zealand’s primary maritime search and rescue service. The organisation operates from a network of four regions and 70 affiliated units, located around the coastline and major lakes of New Zealand. Coastguard New Zealand is a volunteer organisation with a charitable status. It has more than 2,320 active search and rescue Volunteers who provide over 315,000 hours of their time each year to educate, protect and help save lives at sea. Coastguard performed over 2,840 rescues to bring 7,334 New Zealanders home safely this past year. There are 78 dedicated rescue vessels in Coastguard New Zealand’s fleet, nine air patrol units and one dedicated communications unit. All crew members on board Coastguard vessels and air patrol craft are trained search and rescue personnel working to enhance the safety of all New Zealanders when they participate in boating and water activities.

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